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Nick Weber, Mitchell, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Wednesday, July 20. His children request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1124 S. Edgerton St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Wilbert Hofer, Mitchell, will celebrate his 87th birthday on Saturday, July 16. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 1022 W. Birch Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Adelaide Mayer, Baltimore Maryland, formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate her 98th birthday on Wednesday, July 20. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 700 Washington Place, Apt. C-6, Baltimore, Md., 21201.
PARKSTON — Quila Walz, Parkston, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Sunday, July 17. Her children request a card shower. Greetings can be sent to 104 E. Walnut St., Apt. 1, Parkston, S.D., 57366.
Lonnie and Susan Callies, Mitchell, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today, July 9. Their family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1400 N. Duff St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Wayne and Tammy Bietz, Tripp, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Cheryl Bietz, to Dan Bones, son of Steve and Sandra Bones, Parker. Cheryl is a 2008 graduate of Tripp-Delmont High School. She received her bachelor of science degree from South Dakota State University, Brookings, in December 2011 and her doctor of chiropractic degree from Northwestern University of Health Sciences, Bloomington, Minnesota, in April 2015. She is currently practicing chiropractic care at Parham Chiropractic, Sioux Falls.
WAGNER — A Wagner man was arrested following a brief vehicle chase with law enforcement in which he allegedly attempted to ram a patrol car. Patrick McBride, 52, was detained by Wagner police Sunday after he swerved toward a patrol vehicle in an attempt to get back onto tribal land, authorities said. At about 4 p.m., a Wagner officer on South Main Avenue saw Jolynn McBride, 50, of Wagner, who was wanted on a warrant for a 24/7 violation, in the back seat of a vehicle driven by Patrick McBride coming from South Housing on tribal land.
TRIPP— A male juvenile driving a four-wheeler lost control after hitting a clump of dirt and rolled Monday morning near Tripp. The juvenile was transported to Avera St. Benedict Hospital in Parkston, according to Jim Zeeb, Hutchinson County sheriff. The person's name was not provided because he is a juvenile. The juvenile was driving northbound on 410th Avenue, which is a gravel road, when he hit a clump of dirt, Zeeb said.
WAGNER — Law enforcement is seeking information regarding a stolen vehicle that was found burning near the airport in Wagner. At about 1:50 a.m. Sunday, Wagner police officers responded to a call of a vehicle fire on 298th Street, north of the Wagner Municipal Airport, according to officials from the Wagner Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff's Office. At the scene, Officer Brian McGuire, also a member of the fire department, used a fire extinguisher to put out the blaze, but the vehicle's interior was destroyed, said Wagner Police Officer DesaRae' Gravatt.
PIERRE — A man who was involved in a car chase and shootout with law enforcement near Fairfax pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 years in prison for assault and using methamphetamine. Nicholas Speckmeier, 30, of Sioux Falls, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of aggravated assault and one count of ingestion of methamphetamine, according to the South Dakota Attorney General's Office, stemming from an early morning incident on Aug. 22 when he led three Gregory County deputies on a 50-minute, high-speed chase and fired pistol rounds at them from the window.